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NSW Gender Centre relaunch ‘Polare’ for Trans Day of Visibility

NSW Gender Centre relaunch ‘Polare’ for Trans Day of Visibility

New South Wales’ Gender Centre is proud to announce the relaunch of their legacy print resource for trans and gender diverse folks – Polare. “Polare had been continuously in print from September 1993 until January 2019 and for decades we were the main resource for the trans and gender community in NSW,” says Eloise Brook from […]

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If you’re looking for first time love, the ABC is looking for you

If you’re looking for first time love, the ABC is looking for you

The producers of the acclaimed ABC documentary series Love on the Spectrum are seeking participants for their next project at the ABC. The show does not have a name at this stage, but it’s about single people who are interested in dating, but have never gone on a date yet. “For this series we are wanting to […]

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Survey seeks data to work towards LGBTQIA+ inclusive insurance

Survey seeks data to work towards LGBTQIA+ inclusive insurance

LGBTQIA+ advocates are seeking information on LGBTQIA+ experiences with insurance in Australia, seeking to work towards a more inclusive and accessible system. The Victorian Pride Lobby have launched The Insurance Community Survey, the first ever survey of its kind. Late last year a network of LGBTIQA+ employees within the insurance industry reached out to the […]

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Inaugural Australian LGBTQ health & wellbeing awards announced

Inaugural Australian LGBTQ health & wellbeing awards announced

LGBTQ role models, allies and others dedicated to LGBTQ inclusion within the Australian health and wellbeing sector will come together at the end of March for the first-ever Pride in Health + Wellbeing Awards, to celebrate outstanding achievements in making their organisations safe and inclusive for sexuality and gender diverse people. The Pride in Health […]

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New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON, has launched a new information and support service for people engaged in sexualised drug use, often termed ‘chemsex’ or ‘party and play’. Devised and led by peers with lived experiences of sexualised drug use, M3THOD is a free and confidential service for gay and bisexual men (cis and trans), […]

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Project seeks to better support First Nations LGBTQIA+ mental health

Project seeks to better support First Nations LGBTQIA+ mental health

Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) is a peer-led national research project, seeking to hear from the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ people with mental health, wellbeing and support. The groundbreaking project will focus on the lives of young people, using interviews and yarning groups and a national survey to lead into co-design with […]

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International stroke study seeks LGBTIQA+ participants

International stroke study seeks LGBTIQA+ participants

An international research study looking the experiences of sexuality post stroke in LGBTQI+ stroke survivors and their partners is seeking participants. Researchers aim to identify if stroke has an impact on sexuality in the LGBTQI+ community to assist with the ongoing development of sexual rehabilitation for future stroke survivors within the LGBTQI+ community. You can […]

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New South Wales celebrate Mardi Gras with rainbow birth certificates

People will be able to celebrate the diversity of our community and families with a new NSW commemorative Rainbow birth certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages (the Registry). NSW Registrar Amanda Ianna said the certificate reflected the NSW Government’s support and commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity across the State and was launched as part […]

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New scheme helps young LGBTIQA+ people head to their first Mardi Gras

New scheme helps young LGBTIQA+ people head to their first Mardi Gras

A new scheme from American Express is helping young Australians who are isolated from LGBTIQA+ communities to travel to New South Wales and experience their very first Mardi Gras. American Express is the major corporate partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and they teamed up with youth organisation Minus 18 and Rainbow […]

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ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, ACON is calling all community members to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ women, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Observed annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women and calls for […]

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